Weekly Updates

New Lebanon School

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We Did It - Week 10 of Distance Learning Complete!

Hello Bobcat Families!

We are in the homestretch of our school year - three weeks left. While this has been a nontraditional final three months, it is most definitely a time we will look back on and remember. There are several important end of year reminders below, so please be sure to read thoroughly.

Many of our staff will be attending a webinar this week that previews the professional work we will engage in next year (the word "challenging" does not mean "all of the time" here - we know different students experience challenges at different times - this applies to ALL students). If you are interested in learning more, we invite you to attend:

May 27th, 4:00 PM EDT - Click HERE to register
Dealing with Challenging Homebound Kids? Try the Nurtured Heart Approach®
In this presentation, participants will learn how to use the Nurtured Heart Approach® to find the greatness in our students and children- a great approach to interacting with students during these times of school closure. This session is appropriate for teachers, aides and parents.

Enjoy the three-day weekend with your families!

Be Safe, Be Well, & We Love You!

Ms. B & Mrs. Monaco

Important Upcoming Dates!

FLEX Fridays: All Fridays for the remainder of the year are "Flex" Fridays for students to catch up on any missing work for their teacher or working on specials (FLES, Music, Art, PE). If you have completed all assignments, there are extension activities posted in the daily lesson plans (original documents with lessons from the beginning of distance learning). You can also check out the extension activities here: https://www.greenwichschools.org/teaching-learning/academics/seamless-summer-learning.

Monday, May 25th: Memorial Day, No School (No Distance Learning)

June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th (9:30am-12:30pm): Parent/Family Pick-Up of Student Items from New Leb Bus Loop

June 12th: Last Day of School (PreK-5th)

June 12th: 5th Grade Graduation @ New Leb Parking Lot, 1:00pm

June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

On June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) from 9:30am-12:30pm all student materials that were left in the building will be available for pickup in the bus loop. Teachers worked hard to pack up all of the remaining student belongings - each student will have a bag with their name on it to pick up. Thank you for your help with this! All belongings left at 12:30pm on Thursday, June 4th will be donated or disposed of.

Please also plan to bring any library books you have at home to school to drop off - there will be boxes available to drop them in. There will not be any charges for library books!

K, 1st, and 2nd families: Please bring back all classroom book bags that were sent home in March or before. There will be boxes marked for each grade level’s books - please place them into the box with your child’s grade level.

Instruments - 5th Grade Only: Please bring your instrument to New Leb on Tuesday, June 2nd at 12:30pm to hand deliver it to Mrs. Dryer.

Instruments - 3rd and 4th Grade: Please keep your instruments in a safe place this summer. You will bring them back to school in the fall. More information will come from your teacher about how to continue practicing over the summer!

*If you are leaving Greenwich for any reason (moving to another place), please bring your instrument to school on Tuesday, June 2nd at 12:30 to meet Mrs. Dryer.

iPads: Students will keep their iPads over the summer - please take good care of them! 5th Graders - please bring your iPad with you to Western Middle School - you will trade it in for your Chromebook!

Seesaw Upgrade

Attention Families who are using Seesaw! Please make sure your student updates their Seesaw App to version 7.3 - this will allow them to access many new tools the teachers are using.

check out our virtual art show from Mrs. Smith!

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New Lebanon Virtual Art Show 2019-2020

Free Virtual Tutoring from college students - Click on the text below to learn more!

Browse the Greenwich Library from home - adults and kids!

Need a new book to read? Greenwich Library can provide you with personalized recommendations based on what you’ve already read and liked. Just visit the Library’s website, answer a few simple questions, and a librarian will follow up within 2 to 4 days with a personalized reading list that includes at least four titles.

Since the Library is currently closed, they will be happy to suggest eBook and audiobook formats that you can download through the Digital Library.

administrator office hours

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Mrs. Monaco and Ms. B continue to host student and family office hours every Wednesday from 12:00-1:00. Please join us to say hi, chat, catch up, or ask any questions you may have. Click on the link below to join the meeting. Looking forward to “seeing” you all!


Do you know of a new family in your neighborhood coming to new leb next year?

All students NEW to New Leb can now Pre-Register for the 2020-2021 school year by going to our website https://www.greenwichschools.org/new-lebanon-school and clicking on the "Pre-Registration" button. Forms are also included below for convenience!

Click here for Pre-Registration in English

Haga clic aquí para preinscripción en español

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Article of the Week

Helping with Student Anxiety During the Global COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 health crisis is contributing to a spike in fear and anxiety in adults and children. Both are struggling to adapt to distance learning in addition to changes in family routines and demands. It is only natural that anxiety is higher when we haven’t experienced an environment like this before. Read our article for tips to help you and your students cope with anxiety.

Parent and Educator Webinars

May 27th, 4:00 PM EDT - Click HERE to register
Dealing with Challenging Homebound Kids? Try the Nurtured Heart Approach®
In this presentation, participants will learn how to use the Nurtured Heart Approach® to find the greatness in our students and children- a great approach to interacting with students during these times of school closure. This session is appropriate for teachers, aides and parents.

Mental Health Moment #25

Mind Dump
Submitted by Virginia Abrey
ESS Clinical Coordinator

Take out a piece of paper and write down all the things that are jumbled in your head. There doesn't have to be any rhyme or reason to it, and it doesn't have to look pretty. Just getting it all out is so freeing! Maybe, set a timer for 5 minutes to just write down what is in your head. Afterwards, it can be helpful for some people to crumple it up and throw it away. For others, it can be helpful to talk about it with someone else.

Mental Health Moment #26

Building Connections
Submitted by Nicole Merlo-White
ESS Clinician
Feeling connected is one way to regulate stress levels. During this time of social isolation, it may feel as though building connections are difficult to achieve. One suggestion on how to build connections is to pay it forward to someone today, whether they know you are doing it or not. Pay for another car's order in a drive through. Send a neighbor a care package through post mates or Pea Pod… be creative. Take notice of how you feel.

Mental Health Moment #27: Bedroom Dance Party
submitted by Federico Lucas, ESS Clinician

Dance parties in your bedroom can be fun and helpful for a myriad of different reasons. Whether you are feeling depressed, unmotivated, or bored, turning on upbeat music from one of your favorite "positive/upbeat" playlists and dancing around in your room is a great way to shift your energy and your mindset.

Dance and movement in general, can be a useful tool to help snap yourself out of a funk. You can choose to dance in a very exaggerated energetic way, jump and shake, or instead chose to move in slow, calm, rhythmic motions. This is an activity that you can do alone, or as a family.


Our School Social Worker School Psychologist will be available during school hours (8:00am-3:00pm) via email if you need any support.

Kaitlin Cyr: kaitlin_cyr@greenwich.k12.ct.us

Sandra Saavedra: Sandra_Corrente@greenwich.k12.ct.us

In case of an emergency, please call 911 or 211 (Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services or EMPS).

Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-203-1234 if you or someone you care about is experiencing a crisis or are concerned about someone who might be.

Kids in Crisis - 24 Hour Hotline - (203) 661-1911

Need help? Not sure? Any time of the day or night, there is always a live counselor on the end of the phone. These trained Crisis Counselors are available to provide immediate help and assess services needed to address and work through any situation.

check out this water color of our beautiful school!

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